Our Work

READ 718 is a nonprofit organization located in Brooklyn, NY providing individualized literacy instruction and mentorship to low-income students in grades 3-8 who are reading below grade level.

Starting in 4th grade, schools expect students to transition from “learning to read” in the early grades to “reading to learn.” After 5th grade, students often receive little to no explicit reading instruction in their classrooms, and often teachers of this age group are not trained to teach reading skills. Students are expected to read and interpret texts in a variety of subject areas and genres, but often lack the skills to do so. When children who are behind their grade-level peers do not receive the instruction they need, they simply fall further and further behind.

67% OF BROOKLYN’S LOW-INCOME 3-8 GRADERS ARE READING BELOW GRADE LEVEL.
69% OF BROOKLYN’S 3-8 GRADERS ARE READING BELOW A “BASIC” LITERACY LEVEL.
70% OF ALL U.S. STUDENTS ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL ARE NOT PROFICIENT IN READING.

Our Program

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Reading Instruction

No two readers are exactly alike, and if a student is struggling with reading, she may not be getting the instruction she needs.

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Building Relationships

At READ 718, we understand that positive relationships can have a real impact on social and cognitive development. We also understand the joy and motivation that can come from positive reading and learning experiences.

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Community

We are building a community of READers, teachers, parents and Brooklynites.